Talented teacher with strong communication skills used to establish cooperative, professional relationships with parents, staff and administration. Motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners.
Kind and empathetic educator
Strong written and verbal communicator
Positive and encouraging
Instructional best practices
Purposeful lesson planning
to Current Stellar Elementary School – Thornton,
Established an inclusive, respectful classroom environment focused around the language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during instruction.
Instructed up to 52 students daily in groups and individually.
Planned and implemented creative lessons using the teaching and learning cycle.
Provided ESL training to faculty members.
Second Grade Teacher08/2006
to 06/2007 Twombly Elementary School – Fort Lupton,
Maintained learning environment while addressing diverse student needs.
Planned and implemented lessons designed through collaboration based on student data.
Met weekly with colleagues to discuss children's progress.
First Grade Teacher, Second Grade Teacher08/2000
to 02/2004 Monterey Elementary School – Denver,
Pursued professional development by attending conferences and enrolling in graduate school.
Drafted lesson plans and submitted them for review and feedback weekly.
Collaborated with teammates to instruct students.
Teacher, Family Services Coordinator, Parent Involvement Coordinator08/1998
to 06/2000 Akron Head Start – Akron,
Cooperated with parents to support students' learning and healthy development in school and at home.
Preserved the confidentiality of student records and information at all times.
Visited homes with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress and family needs.
Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction in Linguistically Diverse Education2008University of Colorado at Denver-
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education1996University of Wyoming-